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After death of 9-year-old, no more bat boys and girls

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The National Baseball Congress is suspending the use of bat boys and girls during its World Series in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was hit by a bat.

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WATCH: WWE salutes the late ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper

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One of the most iconic wrestlers in the history of the WWE died last week at the age of 61.

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Stanley Cup winner Schneider new Hall of Famer

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Stanley Cup winner Mathieu Schneider is among four new inductees to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Prosecutors: Hernandez tipster had sex ties with ex-NFL star

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Massachusetts prosecutors said on Monday that an anonymous caller, who told lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez that one of the jurors who found him guilty of murder should have been disqualified, had a sexual relationship with the athlete.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

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Here’s a look at some of hte big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, Aug. 4. PRICE DEBUTS FOR JAYS…

Entertainment

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‘Empire’ creators face lawsuit over Cookie

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Sophia Eggleston, of Detroit, Michigan has filed a $300 million lawsuit claiming the show's central character Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson, is so similar to her that creator Lee Daniels must have used her as his muse.

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Robert Downey, Jr. is laughing all the way to the bank

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The "Iron Man" star is once again Hollywood's highest paid man.

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‘Dungeons & Dragons’ coming to the big screen

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Warner Brothers says the popular fantasy role-playing game is being converted into a feature film.

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Love is not dead: Will and Jada aren’t divorcing

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"Men in Black" star Will Smith took the unusual step of publicly shooting down a report that he and his actress wife of 17 years had decided to divorce.

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Gwen and Gavin are calling it quits

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Is "The Voice" ruining marriages?

Viral Videos

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: When a giant crane lands on your house

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Two construction cranes and a portion of a bridge being replaced in the Netherlands came crashing down, landing on nearby homes.

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Epic Pomeranian puppy sneeze

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There are worse ways you could spend a few seconds of your day.

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Ice T voices ‘Care Bears,’ ‘Dora the Explorer’

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The rapper and "Law & Order: SVU" star used to do voice work for children's cartoons.

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WATCH: Chris Farley in ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

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This mashup is both hilarious and impressive.

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WATCH: Man rolls under train in heart-stopping video

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Witnesses couldn't believe their eyes when they saw a man purposely rolling under a moving train.

National News

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Climate plan shows U.S. ‘can change the world’

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The plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity, is meant to put the U.S. in a strong position at international talks in Paris later this year on reaching a deal to curb global warming.

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More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

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Now that the Senate has derailed Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

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Illegal immigration a dominant theme at Republican forum even without Trump

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There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme for 14 Republican presidential candidates who tested their messages at a forum to start a pivotal week on the campaign trail.

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Major U.S. airlines end trophy hunter shipments after Cecil outcry

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Three U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Aug. 4

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

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President Barack Obama will unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters.

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Key Olympic powerbroker urges U.S. bid for 2024

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The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the U.S. to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

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The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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GOP prepares for big week

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All 17 candidates are jockeying to get a spot on the stage of the first GOP debate, and a place in the hearts and minds of voters.

What's Happening

Get the Picture photo contest returns!

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Have a great picture of a person, place or thing taken here in the Valley? Enter our third annual Get…

WHMP Breakfast Club in South Hadley with State Rep John Scibak

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Bob and Denise speak with State Rep John Scibak live from South Hadley on the WHMP Breakfast Club

WHMP-Dakin Pet of the Week 7-22-15

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Mojo Schnauzer, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Location: Springfield: Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society Gender: Male Age: 6 months Mojo is one…

WHMP Community Forum-The Future of Holyoke Schools, Part 4

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Holyoke Public Schools have been taken over by the state. What next?  WHMP held a community forum at Gateway City…

WHMP Community Forum-The Future of Holyoke Schools, Part 3

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Holyoke Public Schools have been taken over by the state. What next?  WHMP held a community forum at Gateway City…

WHMP Community Forum-The Future of Holyoke Schools Part 2

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Holyoke Public Schools have been taken over by the state. What next?  WHMP held a community forum at Gateway City…

Lifestyle News

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Fitness experts warn of the pitfalls of going to exercise extremes

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With challenging workouts from ultra-marathons to endurance events on obstacle courses all the rage, fitness experts say more and more weekend warriors are leaping into extreme activities before looking into the perils of overdoing it.

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‘Star Trek’ style elevators coming to a house near you

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A futuristic elevator that fits neatly into the corner of a room and moves between floors of a standard home could present a more attractive proposition than the traditional stairlift.

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Americans love cold-brew coffee

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For U.S. coffee shops, business usually cools down as the weather heats up.